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"The big problems are where people don't realize they have one in the first place." - Edward Deming, patron saint of DevOps. Clarity on a Big Problem In part one of this series, "Rugged DevOps: Survival is Not Mandatory", I shared news that 1 in 16 open source and third-party components downloaded last year included a known vulnerability.  That may not seem like too many until you realize the average company downloads well over 200,000 components annually.  These components are electively downloaded by development teams, often unaware of the vulnerabilities that come with them. Manually reviewing every component you desire to download and use is out of the question... nobody has the time or resources for that.  To do it right, would require dedicating 2 - 4 hours of research per component - and your organization consumes thousands of unique components each year. Ther... (more)

Confessions of #DevOps: Fannie Mae, Liberty Mutual, Capital One | @CloudExpo

True Story.  Over the past few years, Fannie Mae transformed the way in which they delivered software.  Deploys increased from 1,200/month to 15,000/month.  At the same time, productivity increased by 28% while reducing costs by 30%.  But, how did they do it? During the All Day DevOps conference, over 13,500 practitioners from around the world to learn from their peers in the industry.  Barry Snyder, Senior Manager of DevOps at Fannie Mae, was one of 57 practitioners who shared his real world journey through his enterprise transformation. Choke Point or Checkpoint. Eddie Webb, Di... (more)

Intuit’s DevSecOps | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Gamification #Microservices

Wow, if you ever wanted to learn about Rugged DevOps (some call it DevSecOps), sit down for a spell with Shannon Lietz, Ian Allison and Scott Kennedy from Intuit. We discussed a number of important topics including internal war games, culture hacking, gamification of Rugged DevOps and starting as a small team. There are 100 gold nuggets in this conversation for novices and experts alike. Derek: I have some of the Intuit DevSecOps team here with me today. We're going to talk to them a little bit about Rugged DevOps and how things work over at Intuit. Let's start with some introdu... (more)

Immutable Servers in a #Serverless World | @DevOpsSummit #AI #DevOps

Snowflakes are beautiful, unique creations. But, let's keep them in nature. They don't belong in our server infrastructure. Snowflake servers, where every configuration is just a little different, can introduce unnecessary security vulnerabilities and complications. While common in IT infrastructure, in the DevOps realm, they are gradually becoming ancient history. At the recent All Day DevOps conference, Erlend Oftedal (@webtonull), with Blank and head of the OWASP Norway chapter, discussed the benefits of immutable infrastructure practices within serverless architectures. Erl... (more)

Continuous Delivery The @Atlassian Way | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #API

At the recent DEVNEXUS conference in Atlanta, Sonatype's Mark Miller (@TSWAlliance) caught up with Ian Buchanan (@devpartisan) for the latest segment in our 2016 DevOps Leadership Series. Ian discussed his experiences at Atlassian, including continuous delivery, ChatOps, and use of tools like Bamboo, Nexus, Puppet, and Datadog. Watch the full interview with Ian Buchanan - Atlassian Developer Advocate Ian Buchanan: I'm Ian Buchanan. I'm a Developer Partisan at Atlassian which is developer advocacy for our developer tools. Mark Miller: Ian, most people know Atlassian from solution... (more)